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Read, Watch, Listen: September 2, 2020

As we flatten the curve and look out for our neighbors, we find ourselves with a lot of time and nowhere to go! Entertain yourself with these amazing options from the comfort of your home.


My Time Among the Whites by Jennine Capó Crucet

Jennine Capó Crucet is an author of two previous books, contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, and an associate professor in the department of English and Institute for Ethnic studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. My Time Among the Whites is a collection of essays from the Miami-raised Cubana on feeling like an “accidental” American and the uncomfortable reality of a Latinx identity in a society centered on whiteness.

Letters to a Young Artist by Anna Deavere Smith

A classic, a necessary, an essential piece of literature for every young artist. Actress, writer, and professor, Anna Deavere Smith wrote this book to address the adversity any artist will face from institutions, people, and oneself. A must read. Let this book move you.


As You Like It at Long Beach Playhouse, directed by Michael Hernandez-Phillips

This past weekend, As You Like It by Willy Shakes debuted (virtually) with Long Beach Playhouse. Directed by CSUF Alum, Michael Hernandez-Phillips, the first act was released this past Saturday. Follow Long Beach Playhouse to catch the next acts!

Mama Who Bore Me directed by Sydney Fitzgerald

As you might have guessed, most classes were canceled due to COVID-19. Resident Artist, Sydney Fitzgerald didn’t let that stop her! Check out this amazing shelter-in-place version of Mama Who Bore Me from Spring Awakening!


The Everyday Actor with Emma Dayton Petersen

Hosted by CSUF Alum, Emma Dayton Petersen, The Everyday Actor is a podcast for those looking to learn about the industry and community in Hollywood and film industry. Listen on Podtail!

Not So Ancient with Jonathan Castanien and Peter J. Kuo

Not So Ancient in a podcast that looks back at the history of Asian American drama. Hosted by American Conservatory Theatre’s Associate Conservatory Director, Peter J. Kuo, and CSUF Alum and stage manager, Jonathan Castanien, Not So Ancient hosts a special guest every episode that has made their mark on Asian American theatre. Listen on Listen Notes.

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